Floor Steamer For Hardwood Floors | The Best Wood and Laminate Floor Steamer


Find The Best Floor Steamer For Wood Floors – Hardwood or Laminate


There are many benefits that come with cleaning with steam. Unlike your regular broom and mop, a floor steamer for hardwood floors can help clean, sanitize and deodorize your home’s surfaces. A steam mop cleans with a high heat, without using chemicals, and are perfect for hardwood or laminate floors. This is very crucial especially if you want to go for a deep kind of cleansing to get rid of germs and bacteria.

Because you are using steam, a floor steamer for laminate floors doesn’t use chemicals or detergents that may ruin the color and texture of your home’s surfaces. All you need is regular tap water to do the cleaning. However, the vaporized steam can help eradicate not just ordinary dirt but more importantly harmful mold, mildew, grease and even dust mites, with no chemical residue. Using heat, steamers for wood floors can tackle heavily soiled areas such as entry ways, kitchen floors, and floors around a fireplace.

Another great thing about the best floor steamer cleaner is that it performs dual roles. It functions primarily as a cleaner, but at the same time, it also acts as a floor sanitizer to help kill germs and bacteria. No other household cleaning agents (mop, broom, or vacuum cleaner) can do that! Regular mops actually bread bacteria, and spread it around the floors as you mop. With a floor steamer for wood or laminate floors, you use only water, but eliminate this with a mop head cloth that is removable and washable as well as high heat.

Bestselling Floor Steamers for Wood and Laminate Floors

Eureka 313A Enviro Hard-Surface Floor Steamer
Steamer Features:
6.5 Amps of power. Adjustable Handle. Includes 2 steam pads. Weighs 5.5 pounds Empty. Indicator light for Water Levels.
Heat Temperature:
220 Degrees
Cord Length:
25 Feet
Water Capacity:
20 OZ, appr. 20 Mnutes of Use
Buyer Review Ratings:
4 Stars out of 5

Haan FS-30 Steam Cleaning Floor Sanitizer
Steamer Features:
800 Watts of Power, Lightweight at 4 pounds, Superior quality. S shaped ergonomic handle. Designed to kill bacteria, dust mites, and germs.
Heat Temperature:
212 degrees or more
Cord Length:
20 foot
Water Capacity:
12 ounces of water, they estimate 20 minutes of cleaning
Buyer Review Ratings:
4.5 Out of 5 Stars

Euro-Pro Shark S3501 Deluxe Steam Pocket Mop
Steamer Features:
Instant heat up, adjustable handle, 180 degree swivel, constant flow steam. Carpet Glider to Freshen Carpets included.
Heat Temperature:
Less Than 212 degrees
Cord Length:
30 Foot Power Cord
Water Capacity:
15 ounces of water, about 12 minutes of cleaning
Buyer Review Ratings:
4 Stars out of 5

Euroflex Monster EZ1 Steam Mop and Floor Steam Cleaner
Steamer Features:
Offers 4 Steam Levels, for Carpets too. Trigger control for steam. Edge cleaning. Stainless Steel Water Boiler. 9 pounds without water.
Heat Temperature:
Up to 266 Degrees
Cord Length:
25 Foot Cord
Water Capacity:
17 Ounces, about 15 minutes of cleaning
Buyer Review Ratings:
4 Stars out of 5

Bissell Steam & Sweep Hard-Floor Cleaner, 6B4
Steamer Features:
Sweeps and Steam Cleans Floors at same time. Includes water purification system, maneuverable swivel mop head, Trigger controlled steam, & removable water tank. Weighs 9.65 pounds.
Heat Temperature:
Less Than 212 degrees
Cord Length:
30 Foot Power Cord
Water Capacity:
17.5 ounces or about 15 minutes of cleaning
Buyer Review Ratings:
3 Stars out of 5

Bissell Steam Mop Hard-Floor Cleaner, Green Tea
Steamer Features:
1500 Watts of Power . 360 Degree Swivel Head. Ergonomic Handle. 9 Pounds without Water. Water in handle with trigger to release, not constant steam.
Heat Temperature:
Less than 212 degrees, steam travels through handle
Cord Length:
17 Feet
Water Capacity:
17.5 ounces or about 15 minutes of cleaning
Buyer Review Ratings:
4 Stars out of 5


How to Use A Floor Steaming Cleaner on Wood, Laminate, Vinyl or Tile Floors

Here is a basic breakdown of how to use a steamer. All models will vary Slightly. You will fill the mop head with water per the instructions, and make sure it is placed on the special mat that is included with the floor steamer. Plug the steamer in, and wait 3-6 minutes until you see steam. It is now ready for use. If you need to refill during use, Always unplug before opening the cap on the steamer. Run like a mop, and floors dry within minutes.

Will A Steamer for Wood Floors Streak My Floors

The answer is, maybe. There can be a number of reasons for this. One is that the steamer is new, and letting out too much steam, which leaves streaks. This will resolve itself within a few uses.

Another is that  you have a build up of cleaners on your floor, and they can’t be removed all at once. It could take 10 or more complete cleanings before this residue is gone. Until then, it is pulling off the cleaners, and rubbing it around. Give this process time, you do want that film gone for good.

Lastly, you may simply have water that is too hard or too soft, and this can leave streaks. You can try different water, or simply add some vinegar to your existing water. For many, this is all it takes.

What To Look For In A Floor Steamer For Wood Floors

  • Since you’ll be using it to clean the entire house’s surfaces, buy the best floor steamer that is lightweight so it will be easy to carry it around. Also make sure that the floor steamer has a long cord so you can reach different areas without the hassle of constantly moving it around, or plan an extension cord if not.
  • Get a floor steamer for hardwood floors that has a cleaning pad that can dry your floors quickly without causing too much friction on the surface. Steam in general dry very quickly.
  • Check the temperature of the steam for your steamer. Steam is 212 degrees, and more heat will provide you with a deeper clean. How far does the steam have to travel to get to the mop head?
  • Does the head swivel and fit under standard cabinets? This allows you more flexibility in cleaning.
  • Is the steam continuous? You don’t want a lever pull to deal with.
  • Is the water on the floor where it heats? This will leave the weight on the floor, and you with hotter water.

They say one’s home is a reflection of the owner’s personality. What does your own home say about you?

Given our hectic schedules and busy lifestyles, maintaining a clean and clutter-free house may be a tough feat for many, especially those who live on their own, have a large family to take care of or just simply doesn’t have enough time to keep everything neat and polished. Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of having their own helper to look after the house.

Nowadays, many households are going for interior designs and layouts that require minimum maintenance. If you look closely, you will find that a lot of homes are using hardwood floors. This is because hardwood floors last for many years and, at the same time, it’s generally easy to clean. All it takes is a damp mop and your floor will be left looking shiny and clean.

However, there may be times when good old fashion mopping won’t be enough for your home. Your floor contains so much allergens and bacteria that a wet cloth won’t be enough to get rid of these harmful agents. What you need know is a portable floor steamer for hardwood floors.

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